By Sub-Lieutenant Andrew J. McLaughlin, 31 Canadian Brigade Group Public Affairs
Hamilton, Ontario — Her steadfast commitment to the Army Reserve has often complicated traditional family events, and this is one of the first Mother’s Days that Chief Warrant Officer Tracy-Ann Fisher has been able to enjoy with her family.
“For the past few Mother’s Days, I’ve been away on exercises,” she lamented.
After a long line of appointments and promotions, she became one of the first female Regimental Sergeants Major in the Canadian Army, promoted to her current rank of Chief Warrant Officer in 2016 and taking over the position of Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) of 31 Signal Regiment, which has two Squadrons; one in Hamilton and one in London.
This year, however, CWO Fisher enjoyed a rare opportunity to spend Mother’s Day with her family – and over 40,000 Blue Jays fans. This holiday was clearly a little different than past ones spent in the field with her other family – those young Army Reserve soldiers. This time, the trailblazing RSM was able to savour the moment, although on a very different kind of field.
CWO Fisher’s husband is also a military spouse and parent. Warrant Officer Graeme Fisher of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s), helps raise their two children while maintaining military and civilian careers as well. Their daughter Heather is 14 years old and her son Sean is 11. They live in Caledonia, Ontario, and frequent…